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NDP renews calls for lobbying rules

The Yukon government's lack of transparency about who it is being lobbied by has led to a "perception that access to government is for sale," NDP Opposition Leader Liz Hanson said in the legislature this week.

Assessors bring in outside help to review giant Casino tailings dam

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has hired an expert to help assess the proposed Casino mine tailings dam.

Backcountry open to ATV damage another season

The Yukon government is consulting on proposed rules to help identify and protect sensitive environments from off-road vehicle damage.

Environmental assessment bill returns to Parliament unchanged

First Nations are disappointed that a federal bill to amend Yukon's environmental assessment legislation will head back to Parliament without amendment.

Yukon MLAs push boundaries of decorum

Yukon MLAs push boundaries of decorum As is typically the case this far into a sitting, the language used by members of the Yukon Legislative Assembly appears to be getting on speaker David Laxton's nerves.

Whitehorse LNG plant $8M over budget

By the time Yukon Energy's liquefied natural gas power plant starts pumping power in June it will have cost nearly 25 per cent more than expected.

Watson Lake well water undergoes testing

Watson Lake well water undergoes testing The Liard First Nation has partnered with the Yukon Research Centre and the University of Saskatchewan to test drinking water in the community.

Yukon Legislative Assembly prayers to continue

Yukon Legislative Assembly prayers to continue A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling will not affect the ability of the Yukon Legislative Assembly to say a prayer at the beginning of each sitting day, according to the assembly's clerk.

Bill S 6 heads back to the House, without changes

A federal bill to amend Yukon's environmental assessment legislation is set to return to Parliament without changes.

Leef champions federal budget’s thin surplus

There's something in this year's federal budget for every Yukoner, says MP Ryan Leef. Finance Minister Joe Olivier announced the budget Tuesday. It projects that the government will eke out a $1.

Report presents fantasy scenarios for intensive natural gas development in northern Yukon

North Yukon's natural gas resources would bring great economic benefits to the territory if they were developed, a recent report has found.

Yukon Zinc scrambles to preserve Wolverine property

Yukon Zinc has another two months to sort out whether it will be able to save the company and its assets.  

Yukon Legislative Assembly prayers to continue

A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling will not affect the ability of Yukon Legislative Assembly to say a prayer at the beginning of each sitting day, according to the assembly’s clerk.

Yukon government doubles down on Peel appeal

Yukon government doubles down on Peel appeal The Yukon government's new legal team for the appeal of the Peel watershed decision is prepared to play hard ball.

Old Crow’s chum salmon stock dwindles

The Porcupine River chum salmon run may be in trouble. While the Yukon River chinook has monopolized the spotlight for decades, its smaller, more abundant and less-prized cousin...

Raven Recycling to reopen drop off recycling bins

Raven Recycling has announced that it will reopen its public drop-off service. The opening is expected in mid-May, said executive director Joy Snyder yesterday.

Veris Gold ditches Ketza mine project

The Ketza mine has been abandoned by its owners, leaving taxpayers on the hook for eventual clean-up costs. Veris Gold Corp., parent company to Ketza River Holdings Inc.

Government is prepared to regulate fracking: EMR

The Yukon government is ready for a natural gas industry that uses fracking, according to a top official with Energy, Mines and Resources.

Raven mulls re opening drop off recycling bins

Raven Recycling's board voted last night on whether it will re-open its public drop-off service. Representatives remained mum about the decision on Wednesday morning.

Exhibit commemorates missing and murdered aboriginal women

Thousands of intricate moccasin tops are on display at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre this week, representing the unfinished lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada.